About TBSHS : The Governors

Updated: Mon 15 Mar 2021   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

The Governors of the Bishop's Stortford High School are responsible for setting and maintaining the ethos and strategic direction of the School. In so doing they act as critical friends of the School, in order the better to enable the School to provide each pupil, with the opportunity to fulfil, his or her potential within a caring Christian environment.

Governors are appointed from various sections of the wider Community to ensure a balanced and objective view of the School, its aims and to secure the attainment of these aims. The Governors fulfil their function through a formalised committee structure, with the working committees in turn, reporting to the full Governing Body.

The School is mindful of and grateful for the role played by the Governors and the Governors, in turn, appreciate the enthusiastic support which they received from the School Community. It is indeed the enthusiasm of the staff (teaching and non-teaching) which symbolises the drive and determination of TBSHS and distinguishes it from other educational establishments. It is this enthusiasm which enables the School to provide a truly all-round education within the National Curriculum and, uniquely, the outstanding array of extra-curricular activities.

The present Governors of the School would also acknowledge the enormous contribution to the life of the School made by previous Governors and especially by past Chairmen, Rodney Stock, Dame Betty Paterson, Stanley Price, Jim Tee, Joanna McKee, Rosemary Jones and Dan McCarthy.

Do please make full use of this website and, indeed, the Governing Body in order the better to understand the factors which set this School apart. Please feel free to approach any of the Governors if there are any topics which would you like to discuss with them or upon which you would welcome further information from them. In the meantime, thank you for directing your time and interest to TBSHS.

Alan Fordham
Chairman of Governors

NB : Please scroll to the bottom of this page to view various Governing Body documents.

Nominations are now invited by the Governing Body for one parent governor vacancy.
Becoming a school governor is a rewarding and challenging role. It will allow you the opportunity to use your skills to have a positive impact on the education of all students at TBSHS and work as part of an established and successful Governing Body.
Governors do not need to be experts in the field of education but do need an interest in the school and the welfare of its students, as well as the time, energy and willingness to get involved.

The Governing Body is keen to improve the diversity of its membership. With this in mind, nominations of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) parents would be particularly welcomed, in order to reflect TBSHS school community and to help the Governing Body make good decisions in the interests of all students. 

This is a particularly exciting time to consider putting yourself forward as a governor as TBSHS progresses plans to redevelop and relocate the school site, premises and facilities.
Please read the attached letter for more information. If you would like to find our more about the role by having a conversation with an existing governor, please email the Clerk to the Governors at jane.yates@tbshs.org 
Please complete and submit the attached Nomination Form to the school office by 10am on Friday 16th April 2021 with a copy by email to the Clerk to the Governors at jane.yates@tbshs.org    
To Contact our Governors


Please email office@tbshs.org and write - 'Please forward to (name)' in the title.